NCAA Basketball Tournament: OU vs. North Dakota State matchups

OU opens tournament play at 6:27 p.m. Thursday in Spokane, Wash.
by Ryan Aber Published: March 19, 2014
Advertisement
;

OKLAHOMA VS. NORTH DAKOTA STATE

When: 6:27 p.m. Thursday

Where: Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, Spokane, Wash.

TV: truTV (Cox 48/HD 760, Dish 242, DirecTV 246, U-Verse 164/HD 1164)

Radio: KRXO-FM 107.7

INSIDE THE MATCHUPS

POINT GUARD

OU — Jordan Woodard (6-0, Fr., 10.3 ppg, 4.7 apg)

NDSU — Lawrence Alexander (6-3, Jr., 10.8 ppg, 4.2 rpg)

Alexander had a career-high 14 rebounds in North Dakota State’s biggest regular-season win of the year — over Notre Dame in early December. Woodard’s scoring hasn’t been as consistent lately, but he’s continued to run the point in an efficient way, distributing the ball all around.

EDGE: Sooners

FORWARD

OU — Ryan Spangler (6-8, So., 9.8 ppg, 9.4 rpg)

NDSU — TrayVonn Wright (6-7, Sr., 11.5 ppg, 5.2 rpg)

Spangler should be right at home having played at nearby Gonzaga as a freshman. Wright has recorded at least one block in 29 of 31 games this season and has multiple blocks in 19 games.

EDGE: Sooners

FORWARD

OU — Cameron Clark (6-7, Sr., 15.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg)

NDSU — Marshall Bjorklund (6-8, Sr., 13.4 ppg, 4.3 rpg)

Bjorklund leads the nation in field-goal percentage at 63.6 percent and is shooting 65.5 percent for his career. After a slump in the middle of the Big 12 season, Clark has bounced back to again be one of the most dangerous offensive weapons for the Sooners.

Continue reading this story on the...

by Ryan Aber
Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
+ show more


Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    VIDEO: FSU's Jameis Winston sent to locker room by Jimbo Fisher after dressing out for Clemson game
  2. 2
    Big 12 football: K-State's Snyder among nation's most underrated coaches in ESPN poll
  3. 3
    Texas A&M fan wearing what appears to be a chain mail jersey
  4. 4
    Satanic black mass seeks to free people from influence of God, organizer says
  5. 5
    Owasso beats Jenks for first time since 1993; Union rolls past BA
+ show more